Bill Nighy puts in a career-best performance in an emotionally searing redo of Kurosawa’s Ikiru. ” Time Out
A masterful reimagining the masterful 1952 Akira Kurosawa film Ikiru, starring Bill Nighy in a career best and Oscar nomination performance.
1953. A London shattered by WWII is still recovering. Williams (Bill Nighy), a veteran civil servant, is an important cog within the city’s bureaucracy as it struggles to rebuild. Buried under paperwork at the office, lonely at home, his life has long felt empty and meaningless. Then a shattering medical diagnosis forces him to take stock – and to try and grasp fulfilment before it goes beyond reach.
LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful – into one he can say has been lived to the full.
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